Corrupt particpation

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:53 (519 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

cor·rup·tion. [kəˈrəpSH(ə)n] NOUN

1.dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery:
"the journalist who wants to expose corruption in high places"
synonyms: dishonesty · unscrupulousness · double-dealing · fraud · fraudulence · [more]
•the action of making someone or something morally depraved or the state of eing so:
"the word “addict” conjures up evil and corruption"
synonyms: immorality · depravity · vice · degeneracy · perversion ·

Rob, no one is questioning your principles or accusing you of directly engaging in corruption.
But,. let's face it, Mexico is around #100 on the list of most corrupt nations, U.S. tied for # 11 (the first ranked nations are Scandinavian and New Zealand.
My point being that you can "participate" in corruption directly or indirectly, knowingly or unwittingly and a host of other modifiers.

Example: If you supported Randy Cunningham (R)in his election bid then you participated, indirectly and unwittingly, in the corruption scheme for which he went to prison. No doubt we can all think of many instanes similar to this.

And of course, in the U.S. Congress we have an excellent example of completely legal and lawful example of corruption: Using one's position of power to benefit themselves: How many know that Congress can information gained in the performance of their duties to trade securities and yet not be guilty of insider trading. Legal corruption at its finest!

I believe you when you say you have never paid a mordida or crossed a palm with pesos to expedite action. However saying you "have not PARTICIPATED in corruption is a vast overstatement of the reality of living in Mexico.
A personal example: When my companera was stopped for an obvious excuse for a mordida, I sat as a passenger and watched her pay 200 pesos and we drove off. I would say I was indirectly participating in corruption. Judge it as you wish.otten with Hope this comes thru OK as I didn't proof it.

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